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Make | 6×8 Project Life – November

Make | Project Life - November | Blackbird Darlin

Here’s a good example of why I love having my square photos printed as 3×4’s…I have lots of little stamp phrases, and they’re SO PERFECT for using on that blank area! I don’t plan on doing that with every photo, but the “here we go again” and “on track” felt so spot on for those photos.

This spread really makes me happy though for the ephemera added to it. The whole appeal of pocket pages for me was finally having a way of adding that into my albums, so I love how much more real life my printed ticket and coffee cup sleeve add to this.

I love pretty for the sake of pretty, but looking back on things like this will have way more meaning I think. Especially when “long distance” is no longer attached to my relationship status. HA! ;)

Make | Project Life - November | Blackbird Darlin

Supplies Used: sticker labels (Maggie Holmes Flea Market and Gossamer Blue Gramercy Road), patterned paper (Maggie Holmes Open Book 6×6 pad), word stamps (Citrus Twist Pocket Life Kits), washi tape

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Make | 8×8 Layout – Today’s Office

8x8 Layout - Today's Office - Blackbird Darlin

I’ve mentioned on here before about how much I love ephemera/die-cut packs. I’m pretty sure I’ve never used this many things on a layout before, but while working on it, I was suddenly overcome with a OMG MUST USE ALL THE (NOTES AND) THINGS mentality.

I printed this Instagram photo in 4×4 using my Canon Selphy, and used my black Staz-On ink to stamp the phrase directly on the picture. I totally screwed up stamping on it the first time though, and had to reprint the picture. Somehow, I made it smeared and too light at the same time…which was a little too much “oops” for this perfectionist.

Man, what a stash buster of a page! Such a great feeling, right?!

8x8 Layout - Today's Office - Blackbird Darlin (2)

Supplies Used: background paper (Maggie Holmes Flea Market), cork patterned paper (Crate Paper Notes & Things 6×6 pad), ephemera (Crate Paper Notes & Things and Maggie Holmes Open Book), pink letter stickers (October Afternoon Mini Market), “coffee” stamp (Citrus Twist Good Eats stamp)


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Make | 6×8 Project Life – June

6x8 Project Life | June | Blackbird Darlin

For some crazy reason, I had it in my brain that I was going to post my pocket pages here in chronological order…but I don’t always finish a spread before moving on to a different one, so in some cases, it could be a million years before I have another spread go up.

And seriously, why would it bother you guys if they’re not posted in order? I don’t know. Again, crazy.

So here’s a spread that I finished! From June!

But can we talk about that blue floral paper? I am madly in love with it and want to use it in everything.

Supplies Used: floral paper (Crate Paper Open Road 6×6 pad), gold polka dot paper (My Mind’s Eye Nob Hill Stache), woodgrain paper (?), “gorgeous” sticker (Maggie Holmes Styleboard Label Words), word stamps, gold arrow, and heart wood veneer (Citrus Twist Pocket Life Kits), banner die (Silhouette Trendy Shapes)

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Make | Card – “Hit The Books”

Card | Hit The Books | Blackbird Darlin

I am such a sucker for anything with books on it. This patterned piece has been hanging in my stash for awhile, waiting for a project. Yay, used!

Besides cardstock for the base, this card is made out of only two patterned pieces, and a couple of strips from my handy Dymo labeler. I sat forever looking at it, thinking “uhhh, is this finished?” before I finally decided that…


Card | Hit The Books | Blackbird Darlin

Supplies Used: book paper (October Afternoon Reading paper), wood paper (My Mind’s Eye Wood Necessities 6×6 pad), Dymo labeler

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Make | 8×8 Layout – Road Trip to CA

8x8 Scrapbook Layout | Road Trip | Blackbird Darlin

This was the first photo I took on our California trip, so I liked the idea of making it be its own layout. Sets the scene and all that. I have a lot of photos from this trip, so most of them will end up in pocket pages…though the arrangement of them is driving me to BLEEERRGG right now.

The title placement bugged me at first (okay, fine, it still does), but I really wanted the geotag to sit above LA, so I decided to just get over it and stick it all down…stickers always feel so intimidating and permanent to me.

On another note, I love the Open Road collection.

8x8 Scrapbook Layout | Road Trip| Blackbird Darlin

Supplies Used: map paper (Crate Paper Open Road 6×6 pad), “road trip” sticker (Crate Paper Open Road cardstock stickers), letter stickers (My Mind’s Eye Now & Then), geotag sticker (Amy Tangerine Plus One puffy stickers), chipboard frame (Crate Paper The Pier frames), washi tape (My Mind’s Eye Necessities), date stamp

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